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I’ll Help You Train Your Dog the Way They’d Love to be Trained


Looking for Reward-Based Training for Real-Life Results?  

I’ll help You Train Your Dog the Way They’d Love to be Trained

Professional training for pet and sports dogs, online and in Dunedin, Otago, NZ.

Have you been to classes, gone down internet rabbit holes, and had advice from everyone and their mother? 

7 week old puppy

So much innocence! But without an education you’re staring big problems in the face…

Having a new dog or puppy can be stressful and hectic enough without getting bogged down in ‘pseudo-science’ and old wive’s tales. What you need is evidence based, practical, tailored advice.  And that’s what I provide.

When you work with me you’ll discover a whole new take on ‘dog training’.  Not a set of generic recipes for ‘sit’, ‘heel’ or ‘stay’, but the real tools you need, and the know-how to apply them effectively.

And the ‘secret’ key to success?  I teach you how to read your dog – because the better you understand your dog, the better you can communicate with them.  Effective training is a dialogue, not a monologue!


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…without Sarah’s guidance I don’t think we could have successfully helped Tui learn the ways of the world so well.

Hannah S. and Tui

You gave us the tools to navigate our way to sanity.

Jo I. and Gretal

Sarah – you are an excellent instructor with obvious skill in this area. You are generous in sharing your knowledge and I look forward to us working together some more!

Megan B. and Ziggy

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“I really wanted to let you know that I have been following your blog and I totally love how you present exactly the kind of info I so desperately sought when Tosca was a baby dog… 

You are spot on in terms of the back story you provide and how you wrap your message into the context of life not just training – especially the perspective that every dog is different and it’s never linear or straight forward – wish I’d found you back then.”

Nic R.

“I love your blog. It is one of the highlights of my dog owning life.”

Karen A.